Mudhoney

In case you haven’t been paying attention, right now is a great time to be a Mudhoney fan. Not only did they recently release one of their most hard-hitting albums, The Lucky Ones (2008), but their lives shows have been raucous, incendiary affairs in which frontman Mark Arm has found his inner Iggy (Arm, however, remains fully clothed). On top of all that, their dear friends at Sub Pop wisely reissued (on vinyl, no less) Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988), Mudhoney (1989), and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (1990). That’s a punk rock holy trinity on par with The Stooges, Fun House, and Raw Power. Recognize, fuckers! Sharing the bill tonight is Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, formed by local legend Tad Doyle of TAD fame. BOTSC pound out massive slabs of heaviness—it’s not exactly metal, but an awesomely huge noise nonetheless. Imagine if steamrollers formed a band in outer space…that’s what Tad’s new band sounds like. With Unnatural Helpers. BRIAN J. BARR

Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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